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Mental Health Support Worker - Maitland

  • 500837
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Youth and Families - Coordinator
  • Youth and Families - Practice, Quality and Support
  • Full time closed period contract

Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) of Uniting, Recovery division, is a community outreach service assisting adults with mental health issues to maintain successful accommodation, as well as assisting them to participate in their communities.

  • Full time position in Maitland
  • Opportunity to promote hope & recovery in people's lives
  • Good rates plus Generous Salary packaging benefits

Role Overview:

The Support Worker of HASI Hunter New England will work with the Team Leader to ensure that the most appropriate and effective services are provided to Hunter New England consumers. Support workers will assist with the creation of individualised recovery plans to aid consumers in reaching their recovery goals.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the assessment of consumers and the development of individual recovery plans based on individual recovery goals.
  • Assist in the delivery of individual assistance for consumers with a mental illness, based on individual recovery goals to support consumers.
  • Assist with the monitoring and review of consumer recovery plans, in partnership with carers/family members/clinicians/ community organisations as appropriate.

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum Certificate IV in Mental Health or related field
  • Experience working with consumers with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Understanding of the Principles of Recovery Orientated Mental Health Practice
  • Demonstrated ability to develop individual support plans with consumers
  • Availability to work a rotating roster  (8AM-4PM, 10AM – 6PM and 12PM-8PM shifts) including weekends/weekdays, days/evenings, and public holidays
  • Ability to provide individualized psychosocial support to people living with severe and persistent mental illness
  • A current full driver’s license

Desirable Criteria:

  • Completion of ASIST training and/or experience in suicide intervention
  • Successful completion of ‘Mental Health First Aid’ training
  • Successful completion of ‘First Aid’ training
  • An understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Advanced knowledge of local service networks

To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Position criteria.

Benefits & culture

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply. 

  • Salary packaging entitlements (Pay less tax)
  • Ongoing training & development, including cultural awareness training
  • Career progression and development opportunities

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Enquiries to Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera on .  Ref 500837

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